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Why Aren't You Laughing?

by GOLD

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  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Why Aren't You Laughing?. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases April 5, 2019

      $10 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Beautiful vinyl edition with lyrics insert. Available on cream-colored vinyl or transparent gold.

    Includes digital pre-order of Why Aren't You Laughing?. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases April 5, 2019
    item ships out on or around April 26, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      $19 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The new GOLD album on CD, comes packaged in a deluxe digipak with booklet.

    Includes digital pre-order of Why Aren't You Laughing?. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 5, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      $14 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Pre-order of the LP version of 'Why Aren't You Laughing?', available in cream and transparent gold colored vinyl. Releases on April 5th.

    Includes digital pre-order of Why Aren't You Laughing?. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 5, 2019

      €16.90 EUR

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Pre-order, comes in digipak.

    Includes digital pre-order of Why Aren't You Laughing?. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 5, 2019

      €11.90 EUR

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LP comes in 2 colour versions: 'cream' and 'transparent gold'.

    This is a pre-order bundle with tote bag. Ships in april.

    Includes digital pre-order of Why Aren't You Laughing?. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 5, 2019

      €24.90 EUR

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Pre-order, ships in April.
    LP comes in 2 colour versions: 'cream' and 'transparent gold'.

    This is a pre-order bundle with tote bag and 'He Is Not' T-shirt.
    T-shirt: Black Continental N03 T-shirt, available in S, M, L, XL and XXL.
    Female shirt: black EarthPostive EP43, available in S, M and L.

    Fairtrade eco-friendly textile

    Includes digital pre-order of Why Aren't You Laughing?. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 5, 2019

      €39.90 EUR

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LP comes in 2 colour versions: 'cream' and 'transparent gold'.

    This is a pre-order bundle with tote bag and 'He Is Not' T-shirt.
    T-shirt: Black Continental N03 T-shirt, available in S, M, L, XL and XXL.
    Female shirt: black EarthPostive EP43, available in S, M and L.

    Fairtrade eco-friendly textile

    Includes digital pre-order of Why Aren't You Laughing?. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 5, 2019

      €39.90 EUR

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LP comes in 2 colour versions: 'cream' and 'transparent gold'.

    This is a pre-order bundle with tote bag and 'Why Aren't You Laughing?' T-shirt.
    T-shirt: white Continental N03 T-shirt, available in S, M, L and XL.
    Female shirt: white EarthPostive EP43, available in S, M and L.

    Fairtrade eco-friendly textile

    Includes digital pre-order of Why Aren't You Laughing?. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 5, 2019

      €39.90 EUR

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Pre-order bundle with a T-shirt or female shirt. Pre-orders ship in April.

    T-shirt: Black Continental N03 T-shirt, available in S, M, L, XL and XXL.
    Female shirt: black EarthPostive EP43, available in S, M and L.
    Fairtrade eco-friendly textile

    Includes digital pre-order of Why Aren't You Laughing?. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 5, 2019

      €26.90 EUR

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Pre-order bundle with a T-shirt or female shirt. Pre-orders ship in April.

    T-shirt: Black Continental N03 T-shirt, available in S, M, L, XL and XXL.
    Female shirt: black EarthPostive EP43, available in S, M and L.

    Fairtrade eco-friendly textile

    Includes digital pre-order of Why Aren't You Laughing?. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 5, 2019

      €26.90 EUR

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Pre-order bundle with a T-shirt or female shirt. Pre-orders ship in April.

    T-shirt: white Continental N03 T-shirt, available in S, M, L, and XL.
    Female shirt: white EarthPostive EP43, available in S, M and L.
    Fairtrade eco-friendly textile

    Includes digital pre-order of Why Aren't You Laughing?. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 5, 2019

      €26.90 EUR

     

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Wide-Eyed
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Lack of Skill
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Truly, Truly Disappointed
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Killing At Least 13
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Mounting Into Bitterness
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Till Death Do Us Part

about

GOLD returns with their fourth - and finest - album, Why Aren’t You Laughing?, due out via Artoffact Records on April 5, 2019. The Dutch ensemble marry hypnotic gothic vibes with soulful heavy rock, overlaid with atmospheric, often dream-like vocals.

The multi-faceted album is complex in its construction, but by enlisting producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Grave Pleasures), each element is given ample room to breathe - and indeed shine.

GOLD released its debut record Interbellum in 2012 on Germany’s cult label Ván Records. No Image followed in 2015 released by Ván in Europe and Profound Lore in the USA, and in 2017 GOLD released its most well-received record to date, the brooding and hypnotic Optimist. The latter was unanimously praised as a tour de force in songwriting, atmosphere, and existential innuendo. On each record, the song craft has deepened and widened as Milena Eva’s poetic lyrics and delivery have connected strongly to the depths of the soul. The band as a unit - rounded out by Thomas Sciarone, Kamiel Top and Jaka Bolič on guitars, Tim Meijer on bass, and Igor Wouters on drums - are primal and whirling; full of life, and yet a memento mori.

GOLD wonderfully blends the confidence of post-metal with the fragility of goth rock - with electrifying results. Recalling the experimentalism of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the dark and sweet beauty of Kristin Hersh and Throwing Muses, but firmly rooted in a powerful, yet artsy rock vibe, GOLD have tapped into something truly unique. The band’s delicate balance has caught the attention of the likes of Converge, with whom they toured in 2016 and 2017, as well as New Model Army, who invited GOLD as support for dates in 2018. In 2019, GOLD will tour Europe, including performances at Roadburn and Hellfest.

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releases April 5, 2019

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GOLD is an avant-garde dark rock ensemble from Rotterdam. The sound of new album 'Why Aren't You Laughing?, marries hypnotic gothic vibes with layers of blackened guitars, overlaid with atmospheric, often dream-like vocals. The multi-faceted album is complex in its construction, but by enlisting producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, each element is given ample room to breathe - and indeed shine. ... more

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